As the city reaches mid-September, City Harvest, the city’s largest food rescue organization, is celebrating the halfway mark of its first Hunger Action Month. 

The campaign aims to raise awareness about food insecurity in New York City, especially after recent data showed an alarming increase in the number of New Yorkers seeking assistance. 

According to FeedNYC, a nonprofit dedicated to combating hunger, there has been a 63% surge in monthly visits to food pantries and soup kitchens compared to four years ago. In some locations, the demand has reached unprecedented levels, with more than a million monthly visits from families with children. 

City Harvest's CEO Julie Stevens joined “Mornings On 1” Friday to discuss Hunger Action Month, how the group hopes to shed light on this growing issue and what they are doing to support communities.